BERD Consulting

Fee Based Biostatistics Consulting

In addition to the free resources available to all iRISE members, the Faculty & Staff of the Division of Biostatistics are available to consult on a fee basis for both UTHSC & Non-UTHSC clients. After an initial free consultation, investigators will be provided with an estimate outlining the project's scope, timeline, and projected cost.


Our PhD and MS level biostatisticians are highly trained in a range of statistical and analytic methods, including:

  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • ANOVA, regression, logistic regression
  • Bayesian data analyses
  • Sample size and power estimation
  • Statistical genomics
  • Survival analyses
  • Meta-analysis
  • Principal component and factor analysis
  • Path modeling
  • Structural equation modeling
  • Cluster analysis
  • Complex survey data analysis
  • Statistical simulations and graphics
  • Profile analysis
  • Gene expression data analysis
  • Mixed effects models
  • Generalized Estimating Equations (GEE)
  • Propensity Score Matching (PSM)
  • Evaluation of medical tests for classification and prediction
  • Estimation of median lethal doses (LD50)/quantal dose-response curves


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Biostatisticians & Epidemiologists

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics & Preventive Medicine Tamekia L. Jones, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics with a secondary appointment in the Department of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Jones is a biostatistician for the Children’s Foundation Research Institute. In this role, she assists investigators with study design, sample size and power calculations, and statistical analyses. Prior to joining UTHSC, Dr. Jones served as a senior statistician for frontline Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia clinical trials in the Children’s Oncology Group at the University of Florida. Her research interests include clinical trials, survival analysis, obesity, and health disparities.
Professor of Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine Dr. Tolley holds a doctorate from Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, and received post-doctoral training in building statistical models at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. As a faculty member at UTHSC, she is course director of the two-semester graduate-level course in Biostatistics for the Health Sciences I and II and for the graduate-level course in Linear Regression Models offered in the Masters of Epidemiology degree program. She has mentored numerous graduate students at the masters and doctoral levels. Dr. Tolley has served as a biostatistician, co-investigator, and consultant on many NIH grants. She also provides biostatistical consulting and collaboration services for many basic science and clinical investigators as part of her assigned faculty duties. Throughout her career, Dr. Tolley has worked with clinical investigators to develop mechanistic or diagnostic models of disease outcomes and predictive models of such outcomes.
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